Friday, December 31, 2010

Facebook surpassed Google for the first time as the most visited website in the United States for most of 2010

The social networking site surpassed Google.com with 8.9 percent of all visits to U.S. between January and November 2010, while Google.com was second with about 7.2 percent of all visits, according to measurement service Hitwise Experian online.

Experian hitwise

Facebook motion for first place shows how quickly the site has grown in popularity. In the span of six years, Facebook has become the world's largest social networking website with about half a billion users worldwide.

Google.com dominated the first place as the most visited website in the United States in 2009 and 2008. MySpace to News Corp, was the No. 1 visited website in 2007. Which is ranked No. 7.

However, when all Google properties are considered - such as YouTube and e-mail, for example - Google still reigns as the most visited site in 9.9 percent between January and November 2010. Facebook is at 8.9 percent. Yahoo and all their property was third at 8.1 percent 

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